'''Fernão Mendes Pinto''' (; c.1509 – 8 July 1583) was a Portuguese people|Portuguese
explorer and writer. His voyages are recorded in ''Pilgrimage'' () (1614), his autobiographical memoir. The historical accuracy of the work is debatable due to the many events which seem far fetched or at least exaggerated. Some aspects of the work can be verified, particularly through Pinto's service to the Portuguese Crown and by his association with Jesuit missionaries.